Yesterday was the big day. I was about 10 minutes slower than my goal. My goal didn't include transitions, which I need to get much better at. The swim went better than what I thought it would, I finished with a time of 12:51. I didn't get kicked in the face, although I did take one to the chest. I was in the thick of things battling it out with everyone else up to the first turn. After that turn, it was like I was swimming all by myself, which was nice. I don't know if I passed anyone or not, I was just swimming. I was gassed though coming out of the water. It was all I could do to manage a slight jog up the hill to the transition.
Then came the run, my ending pace was faster than what I thought it would be. I came in with a pace sub 10 minutes per mile. It was still a huge disappointment because I had to walk portions of the run. Part of my problem was over-hydrating on the bike and having a whole bunch of liquid sloshing around in my stomach. I think I should have downed a gu towards the end of the bike, because it felt like I had no energy left in my legs. Although I did manage to crank out a nice sprint to the finish. Run time was 38:29
Here are some post race pics where I was kind of hating life.
Will I do another one? Immediately after the race, my answer was an emphatic no. A day after, and I'm giving it consideration. Although, it is kind of nice today to not have to train. The link below is the results to the actual race. I finished in the bottom 50%, 89 out of 141. We can't all be winners, but I'm glad I can say I did this if I never do another triathlon again.